St. Martin

Jan 18, 2012 11:46 PM by Jim Hummel

Pregnant Teenager Shot and Killed; Fiancee Under Arrest

A pregnant teenager and her unborn child are dead after a domestic shooting in St. Martinville. Deputies were called to a residence on Our Lady of the Lake Road at around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, and found 19 year old Hannah Parker with a fatal gunshot wound.

Deputies arrested Parker's fiancee, who is also the father of her unborn child. 21 year old Joshua McKeel is charged with second degree murder and also first degree feticide.

"It hurts, it hurts deep," said Charles Tucker, Hannah's Grandfather, who says his granddaughter and McKeel had a history of domestic violence. "They had an argument and he hit her a couple of times and she was pregnant then when it happened."

Deputies are still investigating a possible motive, but family members say McKeel appeared to be under the influence of drugs when he was taken into custody.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Parker, who leaves behind a 2 year old daughter with another man.



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